Supreme Court Won't Adopt Ethics Code: Roberts

Law360, New York (February 21, 2012, 10:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not formally adopt the code of conduct for U.S. judges, according to a letter released Tuesday from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to five Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In a short response to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Justice Roberts deferred to his year-end report — which states that the judges already abide by the code of conduct — for reasons why the high court would not do it through a formal resolution....
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